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#1 ter4vegas


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Posted 11 May 2009 - 05:30 AM


I believe my computer is infected by some sort of malware/spyware/etc., it might have happen after I installed LimeWire a few days ago & downloaded some music, I also transfered the music over to my iTunes program. I have un-installed the LimeWire, concerned this may have allowed a virus into my system.

When I do a search for a website using Dogpile, searching for example Walmart I am redirected to another site.
The following is the web address I was directed to after clicking on Walmart's official website link,

There seems to be no way to "x" off the misdirected website to continue to the original website of Walmart or etc.

When I clicked on my McAfee Site Advisor this is what they say about the site,
Yellow Verdict Image
Our analysis found that this site may be promoted through spammy e-mail.

I downloaded & ran Malwarebytes' Antil-Malware, here is my results:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.36
Database version: 2107
Windows 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1

5/11/2009 1:56:45 AM
mbam-log-2009-05-11 (01-56-45).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 76911
Time elapsed: 5 minute(s), 49 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

I also have a "Hijack This" log if you would like to review it.

Would you please let me know what I can do to resolve this problem, any direction or help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

My web-browser is, Mozilla (Firefox)
My windows edition is, Windows Vista, Home Premium (Service Pack 1).
I have a HP Pavilion dv9700 Notebook
PC. Processor: AMB Turion™ 64 X2
Mobile Technology TL-60 2.00 GHz.
System type: 32-bit.

Thank you! :thumbsup:

Edited by quietman7, 11 May 2009 - 09:43 AM.

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 09:46 AM

Please do not post active links to possible malware sites. I have disabled the one(s) you posted so others do not accidentally become infected.

Please download hosts.zip and save it to your Desktop.Note: You may have to overwrite the hosts file in "Safe Mode" if you get "an access denied message" when trying to do it in normal mode.

Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop. DO NOT use yet.
alternate download link

Then download and install SUPERAntiSpyware Free
  • Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
  • An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
  • If it will not start, go to Start > All Prgrams > SUPERAntiSpyware and click on Alternate Start.
  • If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here. Double-click on the hyperlink for Download Installer and save SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to your desktop. Then double-click on SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to install the definitions.)
  • In the Main Menu, click the Preferences... button.
  • Click the "General and Startup" tab, and under Start-up Options, make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.
  • Click the "Scanning Control" tab, and under Scanner Options, make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):
    • Close browsers before scanning.
    • Scan for tracking cookies.
    • Terminate memory threats before quarantining.
  • Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program.
  • Do not run a scan just yet.
Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".

Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
  • Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
  • If you use Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".

Scan with SUPERAntiSpyware as follows:
  • Launch the program and back on the main screen, under "Scan for Harmful Software" click Scan your computer.
  • On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
  • On the right, under "Complete Scan", choose Perform Complete Scan and click "Next".
  • After the scan is complete, a Scan Summary box will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".
  • Make sure everything has a checkmark next to it and click "Next".
  • A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.
  • If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes" and reboot normally.
  • To retrieve the removal information after reboot, launch SUPERAntispyware again.
    • Click Preferences, then click the Statistics/Logs tab.
    • Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.
    • If there are several logs, click the current dated log and press View log. A text file will open in your default text editor.
    • Please copy and paste the Scan Log results in your next reply.
  • Click Close to exit the program.
If you cannot boot into safe mode, then perform your scans in normal mode.
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#3 ter4vegas

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 09:21 PM


Thank you so much for your quick reply, sorry about posting the active link, I didn't know.

I did what you requested, here are the result:

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log

Generated 05/11/2009 at 06:07 PM

Application Version : 4.26.1002

Core Rules Database Version : 3886
Trace Rules Database Version: 1834

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 01:20:27

Memory items scanned : 313
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 7256
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 171460
File threats detected : 44

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 08:46 AM

Please download and scan with Dr.Web CureIt - alternate download link.
[i]Follow these instructions for performing a scan in "[color="blue"]safe mode".
If you cannot boot into safe mode, then perform your scan in normal mode. Be aware, this scan could take a long time to complete.
-- Post the log in your next reply.
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